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RIZON Trucks Enter the Canadian Market

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RIZON, the latest brand of all-electric vehicles from Daimler Truck, unveils the Canadian debut of its class 4-5 vehicles. The

RIZON Trucks, the latest brand of all-electric vehicles from Daimler Truck, unveils the Canadian debut of its class 4-5 vehicles. The introduction of the RIZON brand in Canada will take place for the first time at Truck World in Toronto from April 18th– 20th, with preorders for Canadian customers set to commence in June 2024.

RIZON trucks first debuted in the U.S. in 2023 at the ACT Expo in Anaheim, California, and are now operating on American streets for a diverse range of customers.

Demand for Zero-emission Solutions

The Canadian government has committed to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 and has established an incentive program to encourage fleets to electrify. Companies and municipalities are now exploring sustainable fleet options to address environmental concerns and operational efficiency.

“Canada is very advanced regarding green energy and infrastructure, and is a natural next step for RIZON’s second market,” said  Andreas Deuschle, the Global Head of RIZON Truck. “So, we are very happy to bring our zero-emission solution to Canadian customers.”

“They are proven OEM trucks with the latest technology from Daimler Truck. RIZON is the best Class 4-5 fully electric truck money can buy.”

See a video message from Andreas Deuschle here.

4 Model Variants

RIZON will offer four model variants for Canadian customers, the e16L, e16M, e18L, and the e18M, with a versatile mix of configurations and options suitable for each customer’s unique requirements, ranging from 15,995 to 18,850 pounds in gross vehicle weight (GVW). The vehicles can run up to 257 km (for L size variant with 3 battery packs) and up to 177 km (for M size variant with 2 battery packs) on a single charge*.

They are ideally suited to a variety of applications such as dry vans, flatbeds, landscape dumps, and reefers, and feature an electric power take-off (ePTO), which is controllable from the cab and allows for specialized equipment such as reefer belt drives and hydraulic pumps.

Advanced Safety

In addition to versatility, RIZON trucks incorporate advanced passive and active safety systems to help safeguard drivers, passengers, and the communities in which they operate. Drivers can feel even more secure in stop-and-go traffic and congested urban areas with Daimler Truck’s safety technology such as Active Brake Assist and Active Side Guard Assist.

Charging Options

RIZON trucks are capable of being charged by two types of battery charging systems, Level 2 AC Charging via J1772 connector and DC Fast Charging with a CCS1 connector.

Optimized for Cold Weather Operations

One important aspect of operating EVs in Canada is cold-weather performance. RIZON trucks feature an electric preconditioning function that brings the batteries to the ideal temperature before operation by using power from the grid.

This feature enables vehicles to operate with improved performance in cold weather.

Furthermore, they come equipped with heated features for driver comfort, including a heated seat, steering wheel, and windshield.

Incentives

These vehicles will qualify for the Canadian government’s Incentives for Medium- and Heavy-Duty-Zero-Vehicles (iMHZEV) program, which has been in effect since 2022. A RIZON truck will qualify for approximately $75,000 at the point of sale under this program.

Additional provincial incentives are available in British Columbia and Quebec for approximately $75,000.

OEM Quality

Leveraging Daimler Truck’s expertise in designing and building commercial vehicles, RIZON is built on the knowledge that comes from over 8 million kilometers of electric driving.  Boasting proprietary connectivity services from RIZONCONNECT, a fully integrated active safety system, and the best warranty in the segment, and financing from Daimler Truck Financial Services, RIZON’s connection to the Daimler Truck portfolio is strong.

Velocity Electric Vehicle Canada

Starting Q4 2024, RIZON vehicles will be distributed in Canada through an exclusive agreement with Velocity Electric Vehicle Canada, an established name in the commercial vehicle industry. With sales consultants and technicians experienced in commercial e-mobility, Velocity touchpoints will serve as one-stop shops for customers interested in making the jump to electric trucks.

The initial sales network will include locations in Alberta, British Columbia, and Quebec.

RIZON Trucks at a Glance

RIZON is Daimler Truck’s ninth, and newest, brand and represents its dedication to zero-emission transportation. The brand and its trucks were announced to the public for the first time during the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in May of 2023, in Anaheim, California, and are currently in operation for customers on American streets.

The class 4-5 medium-duty battery-electric vehicles will range from 15,995 to 18,850 lbs. in gross vehicle weight (GVW) for Canadian customers, and can run up to 177 km (for M size variant with 2 battery packs) and up to 257 km (L size variant with 3 battery packs) on a single charge*.

RIZON trucks are capable of being charged by two types of battery charging systems: DC Fast Charging (via CCS1 connector), and less expensive Level 2 AC Charging (via J1772 connector).  This flexibility means customers can expect to charge their truck today while being ready for DC Fast chargers in the future.

*As of October 2023 under standard testing conditions with 50% payload. The range may vary based on environment, conditions, battery health/charge level, recuperation usage, road traffic/profile, and style of driving.

SOURCE: RIZON Trucks

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